Terms and Conditions

Use of the University Website

Copyright

  • Unless otherwise indicated, this Website and its contents are the property of Canterbury Christ Church University (“the University”).
  • The University maintains the Website for your personal use and viewing. You may access any part of the site and download or copy material for non-commercial use. Without prior approval, access is not permitted for copying, distributing or use of the materials contained on the Website for any commercial purpose. Access and use by you constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions set out in this statement, and take effect from your first use.
  • Any copyright in the material contained on this Website belongs to the University or its licensors. English law and international trademark law protect any trademarks.
  • Information placed on this Website by any department of the University has been prepared solely for providing selected information about the University, its subsidiary companies and organisations with which it is associated, and the respective services offered.

Disclaimers

  • The University makes no warranty that information contained on this Website, or on any site linked to it, is complete, accurate or up-to-date. The University takes no responsibility for the results of reliance on any such information.
  • The University reserves the right to vary, change, alter, amend, add to or remove any pages on the Website.
  • The University makes no warranty that use of the Website will be uninterrupted, virus-free or error-free; or that use will not affect other software or operating systems used to access the Website.
  • The University makes no warranty that use of the Website will not infringe the rights of any other person or organisation; or that it is of reasonable quality or fit for any particular purpose, even if the University received notice of an intention to use the Website for that purpose.
  • The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage suffered by other parties as a direct or indirect result of using this Website, including loss of profit, loss of opportunity, loss of business, and consequential loss, to the extent permitted in law.
  • You may contribute to any discussion boards on the Website, provided you follow the Posting Rules; your use is only authorised on that basis. Persons submitting material other than departments of the University to this Website are solely responsible for the material and any claims relating to its content, whether made against the University or otherwise. The opinions of such persons are those of the individuals making them, and not of the University. The University accepts no responsibility for such opinions or any claims resulting from them.
  • While the University does not exercise editorial control over any content posted to the Website by users, the University reserves the right at its sole discretion to remove any content about which it receives notification that it considers objectionable. The University may remove such content whether or not the objection is sustainable. In addition, the University reserves the right to review, edit or delete any comments posted by users deemed defamatory, unlawful, threatening or otherwise objectionable. The University accepts no responsibility or liability for any material communicated by third parties by means of the Website, to the extent permitted in law.

Prohibitions and Regulation of Use

  • Subject to the above, those gaining access to this Website are authorised to make use of the Website and of any interactive facilities available through it, for any lawful purposes. The following is a non-exclusive list of uses which are expressly prohibited:
    • using the Website to commit or encourage unlawful acts;
    • misrepresenting the user's identity or authority;
    • distributing any virus or other device intended to cause nuisance, loss or corruption of any information on the Website or accessed through it, or of any systems used to operate the Website or any systems accessed through it;
    • tampering with communications that are not the user's, or making any alteration to any information on the Website;
    • accessing or attempting to access other user accounts;
    • any misuse, including hacking, or attempting to hack, any part of the Website, system used to run it, or system accessed through the Website;
    • disrupting the flow of communications in interactive areas;
    • storing personal data derived from the Website;
    • posting material that:
      • is offensive, obscene or hateful, or which other users are likely to consider offensive, obscene or hateful;
      • infringes intellectual property rights;
      • defames or threatens other people or organisations;
  • Use of the Website by members of the University is subject to the University’s rules relating to the use of computers.
  • The University may collect e-mail addresses and other contact details, together with any comments, provided voluntarily by means of this Website, and information on pages visited. The purpose is to make contact for marketing purposes and the supply of information, and to improve the content of the Website.

General

  • Nothing in these terms of use is intended to, nor shall it, confer any benefit on a third party under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
  • If the University does not to enforce any right against you, this does not constitute the waiver of such a right.

Jurisdiction

  • English law governs these terms and conditions, and English courts have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to them.
  • If a court having competent jurisdiction finds one of these terms illegal or unenforceable, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity, legality, and enforceability of the remaining terms.

Comments and Enquiries

  • You should address any enquires about these terms and conditions of use to the Assistant University Secretary, Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU (contact the Assistant University Secretary).
  • The University aims to make the Website accessible to as many people as possible, including people with special needs. If you have any comments or suggestions as to how we may improve the Website to make it more accessible to you, please contact the Web Development Unit. The University seeks to make the Website compatible with all browsers, but there may be inconsistencies in the presentation of pages if you use an older browser.